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Multifactor Authentication (MFA)

In today’s world, passwords are just not enough. Passwords are a pretty laughable method of authentication and can be ...

The Three Goals of Cyber Security-CIA Triad Defined

Have you heard of the CIA Triad? Are you still confused about exactly what it is? If so, you aren’t alone. The CIA Triad is a well-known, venerable model for the development ...

The Evolution of Hacking

1903: Nevil Maskelyne. Just minutes before John Fleming would introduce the long-range telegraph to an awaiting crowd, his machine received a message. It wasn’t from the intended sender - Guglielmo Marconi, an Italian radio developer, who had been 300 miles ...

9 Things Your Kid Can Teach You About Internet Security

Don't give out personal information like a name, address, phone number, etc. on an online forum, discussion group, or social media site. While you can use your name on social media sites like Facebook or LinkedIn, definitely use a pseudonym ...

The Hidden Costs of Poor IT Support

You’re a business owner. You’ve built your company from the ground up - or are at least the one responsible for holding it all together. You didn’t get this far without a firm grasp of your business’ goals and finances. ...

9 Reasons Small Businesses are Sweeter than Christmas Morning

Small Business Saturday is just around the corner. Your local businesses are the core of your community. Men and women just like you who wish to share their passion with the community. You won’t see more care, more effort, or ...

The #1 Threat to Your Small Business is Inside Your Office

When disaster strikes, it’s human nature to look for something or someone to blame. The world of cybersecurity is no different. Cybercriminals are everywhere and in high numbers. Given the opportunity, they can steal in five minutes what your company ...

The Complete Beginner's Guide to HIPAA Technical Safeguards

Every business that handles ePHI (electronic protected health information) is required to adhere to HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) regulations. It’s not an easy document to maneuver or understand. Part of the HIPAA document addresses the ...

Prevent Cyber Crime: What Not to Do

Preventing cybercrime is becoming more and more important as technology improves and the cybercriminal industry grows. Cybersecurity is arguably the most important aspect of any business plan. Businesses, especially small businesses simply cannot survive a major data disaster. The prevention ...

Does Your Business Have a Disaster Recovery Plan?

What is your strategy for the aftermath of a terrible storm or aggressive ransomware attack? Likely, you have insurance on your building and your physical belongings like desks and computers and the coffee maker. But what about your data? What ...

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